A Tighe-tanic effort by Steve

Steve Tighe and Steph Clappison.
Steve Tighe and Steph Clappison.

Bridlington’s Steve Tighe has finished 11th at the World’s Toughest Mudder race in Las Vegas.

The Blast Fitness owner was the top British athlete at the endurance challenge, completing 15 gruelling laps in 24 hours, 41 minutes and 30 seconds.

He covered 75 miles in the desert, battling through around 20 obstacles including a lake swim and electric shocks, and was second in the 35-to-39-years age group.

Tighe started off with a 45-minute lap of the five-mile course, and by the midway point of the race, he was outside the top 100 and lapping in around one hour and 45 minutes.

But amazingly, having already covered 40 miles, he found a second wind and speeded up, completing a 1:19 lap in the later stages of the race.

Tighe finished in 50th position in 2013 and had said his dream would be to finish in the top 10 this time, but he finished an agonising two-and-a-half minutes behind the 10th-placed runner.

His girlfriend Steph Clappison also took part in the race, and completed six laps, 30 miles, finishing 617th overall, and 63rd woman.